THE ‘Mad Men’s fighting talk next to me’ HEAD-IN-HANDS LEAGUE
So named because of the weekend birthdays of Jon Hamm (47), Colin Murray (41) and Emeli Sande (30).
Unpleasant Local Derby
Aston Villa v Wolverhampton Wanderers takes precedence because Birmingham is well, Birmingham. Also Bury v Oldham Athletic is another possible winner [Bury Oldham is a decent suggestion though].
Barney – [Didn’t call anything] – FAILED!
Howard – called Newcastle United v Southampton at 3-0 on 65 min – Finished: 4-0?? – FAILED! (and “RESIGN!”)
Chris – called Middlesbrough v Barnsley at 3-0 on 65 min – Finished: 3-1 – FAILED!
It will probably graduate to the proper categories next season, but currently “Is It Cup Week?” is going here. Either Swindon Town v Cheltenham Town or Portsmouth v Gillingham would go into it.
Not a Category this week, but Fresh Hell award goes to Preston’s Alex Neil, who looks like this and oversaw his team concede the winner with the penultimate kick of the game.
Honourable mention to Newport County’s Mike Flynn: ‘That’s been a long time coming, we should’ve won our last two games, we could’ve tried to shut the game down but we didn’t’ – and this after a 2-0 away WIN v Yeovil Town…
Then there was Gateshead 7-1 Maidenhead United. Thats a 578 driving miles, 11 hr 42 mins round trip – maybe the away fans should’ve used their ‘head’ and walked at half-time.
Meanwhile, AFC Fylde achieved a similar result with only 10 men against hapless Aldershot Town (how bad must they be?!). Striker Danny Rowe had what you might call an “eventful” game, scoring a hat trick, then getting himself sent off. After enduring all that lot, it was only a 511-mile round trip for Aldershot’s hardy away faithful.
Finally, we discovered an umimpeachable ROCK!!! connection with Edinburgh City. Their current manager James MacDonaugh ialso holds down a role as bass guitarist in Megadeth.
George Boyd (Sheffield Wednesday)
James Chester (Aston Villa)
Jonson Clarke-Harris (Coventry City on loan from Rotherham United)
Josh McQuoid (Aldershot Town)
Luke James (Barrow on loan from Forest Green Rovers)
Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City)
Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Cardiff City)